Shikotsu-Toya National Park Travel | Central Hokkaido

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Shikotsu-Toya National Park is one of Hokkaido’s most popular destinations with foreigners and easily accessible from Sapporo or New Chitose Airport. Volcanic activity has been created the unique mountains, caldera lakes and excellent onsen. The classic attractions in the park are the two peaceful lakes of Shikotsu-ko and Toya-ko, plus atmospheric Noboribetsu Onsen.


Lake Shikotsu-ko

Japan’s clearest lake. Relaxing in the lakeside onsen after hiking.

Lake Toya-ko

Hiking and soaking around the calm lake.


Visiting the Upopoy Ainu National Museum and Park on Poroto-ko.

Noboribetsu Onsen

One of Hokkaido’s most famous hot spring resorts on the hell valley.


Following the scenic viewpoints and trails in this industrial city.


One of Japan’s vital commercial ports. Taking in the pleasant parks.


Taking in the historical and cultural places near Toya-ko.


Exploring, swimming and camping on the engaging coast.

Guide Map

Getting There & Around

TRAIN: The limited express train Suzuran runs from Sapporo to Higashi-Muroran (6 daily / 1.5hrs) via Shiraoi and Noboribetsu, continue to Muroran as a local train (¥4690). For Toya, the limited express train Hokuto runs from Sapporo (2hrs / ¥5830) and Hakodate (1hr 40min / ¥5390).

BUS: Donan Bus operates most bus routes in the region. From Sapporo, buses run to Muroran (2.5hrs / ¥2100 / some buses continue to the ferry terminal), Toyako Onsen (3hrs / ¥2830) and Noboribetsu Onsen (1hr 40min / ¥1990).
From New Chitose Airport, buses run to Noboribetsu Onsen (1hr / ¥1400) and Muroran (2hrs / ¥1600).

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